The Ntorq gets a regular headlamp. And if there’s anything that makes the scooter look ordinary, the lack of an LED headlamp is it. But, the TVS does get a fancy LED tail lamp and in that sense with the Grazia getting a boring, regular, bulb-equipped tail lamp, the scooters have a completely opposite approach to lighting.
Not so when it comes to styling though. Like the Honda, the Ntorq too grabs eyeballs. But, instead of using curves to give the design a softer, more universal appeal, the TVS is edgy, bold, and sporty. You can also only have it in matte colours; another ‘sporty’ move if you will. But, the matte finish makes the Ntorq look a bit too plasticky. Gloss would have done wonders here.
The engine meanwhile is a new one. And, it is the first 125cc scooter engine that TVS has built. In terms of output, it is near identical to the Honda. It makes almost 9bhp and 10.5Nm. But, the TVS is heavier, by almost 10kg. Thankfully, that weight is well distributed. So, unless you are pushing it around, you’d be hard-pressed to tell.
Feature wise, the Ntorq is quite loaded. For starters, it gets much nicer digital instrumentation. And it is way more detailed in the information it presents; not all of which is useful, of course. There’s acceleration and top speed readouts, a lap timer, and an average speed readout as well. More importantly, it also comes with Bluetooth connectivity that allows the IP to give the rider turn-by-turn navigational instructions.
The Ntorq also gets an illuminated underseat storage, a USB charging port, and a fuel filler that’s on the tail instead of under the seat. And, it’s also the only scooter to come with an engine kill switch. As far as the underseat storage goes, it isn’t as good as on the Grazia, courtesy the TVS’ 12-inch wheels at both ends. The larger wheels also result in a higher seat height.